routier1642 wrote:...This means waves, which means I will need to learn how to roll.
...I'm not flexible but I do have a fair bit of upper body strength....
I'm 55 years old, 110kg, with back problems
gnarlydog wrote:No hip flicks for me (I find that a bad idea) just gentle pressure on my Greenland paddle while sculling.
I have shared my findings with several keen paddlers that realized the "hip flick" was not working for them;.
Maybe a back deck roll, since bending backwards is OK for me? I'm not flexible but I do have a fair bit of upper body strength.
My preferred sea kayak is my Eco Bezhig, which I understand is hard to roll, so I'd probably better learn in something else, no?
As has been suggested by others, you need a quality instructor to help you find the best way to roll that suits you.
Geoff wrote:If you do have a kayak with a high back deck, you can still do a layback roll by lifting your bum and then laying back.
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